Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thankful for His Amazing Grace!

18 give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.) 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Voice

11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11 NKJV

 This week we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Many will be traveling. Many will be gathering with friends and family to celebrate. Sadly, some will be alone this season. Still, others will not be looking forward to visiting with relatives as strife and bickering will be all they can expect to see.

 Whatever circumstance you fall into I'd like to share some encouragement with you. No matter what your experience you can rest in one truth that is everlasting and unchanging. That God is love, He loves you, He sent His only Son to die for you and to give you eternal life and His very own righteousness.

Thankful for His Grace

 No matter what we face we can give thanks in this. That His Grace is eternal. He has forever made us acceptable to our Father in Heaven. He has given us His free gift of righteousness. 

 This week, take the time to pause and reflect on just how great His Grace is towards you. When friends or family gather and they want to debate or argue or quarrel, resist the temptation to enter into that strife. Just reflect on how you've been made righteous and smile. If you find yourself alone, remind yourself you aren't truly alone. He said He will never leave or forsake you. He is the God of all comfort.

 We can all be thankful for His Grace. In Him, we have perfect acceptance. In Him, we have the free gift of righteousness. In Him, we've been made a new creation. In Him, we have peace that surpasses all understanding. In Him, we have freedom from all guilt and shame. In Him, we have no condemnation. In Him, and because of the Finished Work God will never be angry with us. In Him, we have an eternally secure salvation.

 We do have much to be thankful for. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of it. God loves you and rejoices over you with joy. Have a wonderful, blessed thanksgiving. 
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